I am now thinking about a pddling trip for next February or March when things are frozen solid here in northwestern PA. I would prefer day trip paddling<br />
in a southern setting where there would be good scenery,animal watching, and photography opportunities. Anyone have any suggestions?
I hear good things…
about Baja Peninsula, but I’ve never been…
lots of birds, manatees, dolphin, otters and on a warm day you can still find an alligator in winter. Central FL has some crystal clear spring fed rivers, SW FL has some nice salt water barrier island trips. Here is a ling to a state sponsored site.
By March it is starting to get pretty windy most days, so Feb would be better if you are thinking about open water paddling.
Hope you don’t mind, but I looked at…
your profile, and since you paddle a canoe, I would like to suggest south Florida.
There are dozens of excellent canoe paddling opportunities that are in pristene wilderness and offer some of the best wildlife and scenery opportunities in the country.
A few that come to mind are;
-The Lower Myakka River and lower Lake
-the Hillsboro river
-the Chassahowitzka river and wildlife Refugee
-The Turner River and Half way Creek in the northern Everglades
-The Nine mile Pond canoe trail in the Southern Everglades.
-The Loxahatchee River.
There are dozens more, but if you are looking for warm weather (bathing suit) paddling these are some good ones.
In Feberuary you can get some pretty chilly days from central Florida on up, and I wouldn’t advise the Keys unless you have a kayak.
If you would like any more info on these trips or more trips, e-mail me. I have about ninty trips written up with launch sites, descriptions, gps way points and other info
You’ll get photo opportunities like this;